Sound Masking for Health Care Environments: The Essentials and The Benefits of Controlled Noise
Sound masking helps ensure patient privacy in hospitals and health care environments and increases speech confidentiality while addressing HIPAA regulations. In addition sound masking bolsters efficiency with distraction reduction ensuring patient privacy and controlling unwanted sound transmissions in private rooms and public areas, which is not always possible, depending on the amount of open spaces and reflective surfaces in various environments. Dealing with uncontrollable sound, or pitch silence, is paramount for encouraging patient privacy in a environment that is safe and efficient.
How to Use 90 Percent Less Energy in Your Health Care Facility
Check out the systems that make the Earth Rangers Centre headquarters a Platinum LEED-certified. These intelligent building systems can trim energy usage by 10 percent each year and use 90 percent less energy than buildings of comparable size. You can tour this facility to learn how to implement smart building technology in your facility.
Eldercare Telemonitoring Reduces Readmissions
Partners HealthCare at Home piloted a telehealth home care program that provided tools for patients to run simple tests at home. Patients no longer had to travel for these tests, which are run frequently. The testing was proactive and helped save patients from unnecessary re-admissions to the hospital.
CI & TD Integration 2013 Health Care Award Winner
Aviv Centers for Living built a $35 million, 125,000-square-foot health center. The building is four stories high and three of those floors are separated into households, complete with dining areas, a living area and other amenities. The company brought in Signet Electronics as its integrator and used them to build their entire A/V and life safety infrastructure. This was a different approach as Aviv had previously contracted its integration needs to multiple companies. Aviv had installed everything from a Rauland Responder nurse call system to LG health care grade televisions to a Edwards Systems Technologies fire alarm system.
Child Telepsychiatry — Bring the Science of the Mind to the Patient
Child telepsychiatry is solving one of the critical problems in medicine, the shortage of child psychiatrists. Children and their parents often have to travel for hours for a short visit that is critical to their health and happiness. Telemedicine is bringing the specialist to the child.
Designing for High Contrast
George Mason University uses InfoComm’s ANSI/InfoComm 3M-2011 Projected Image Contrast Ratio Standard to evaluate the projection in its classrooms. Brad Grimes of InfoComm International explores this project.
30 Innovative Award Winning Digital Signage Projects
Check out the top digital signage installations from video walls to an illuminated domed ceiling, using the latest digital signage technologies. The winners of the 2013 Apex Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were announced at Digital Signage Expo 2013. The winners include the Westfield San Francisco Centre nominated by Obscura Digital, San Francisco Public Utility Commission nominated by Obscura Digital, University of Waterloo Stratford Campus nominated by Westbury National Show Systems Ltd, Antron Showroom nominated by Float4 Interactive Technology, Dee Daa Restaurants nominated by Arsenal Media, Dolphin & Swan nominated by Xpodigital, Pepsi nominated by Intel, Westfield Shopping Center nominated by Scala Inc, Build A Bear and CBS Outdoor nominated by Manufacturing Resources International. Categories include: Business, Industry & Government, Education & Healthcare, Event Venues, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Public Spaces, Retail, Transportation.